Michael Schenker Fest releases music video for first single “Rock Steady”

Michael Schenker Fest video pic
Michael Schenker Fest have completed the recording sessions for their second studio album, “Revelation”, which is scheduled to be released on September 20th this year worldwide via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band release their first single, “Rock Steady”, as well as launching pre-orders for the new album. Watch the official video below.

Get the song digitally here.

“This song almost did not make it on the album”, says Michael Schenker. “It developed from a ‘maybe’ into a definite, after we swapped things around like an added solo, psychedelic pieces, the lyrics, the slide plus all the other goodies and sprinkles. It turned out to be a party song telling my story, capturing many aspects of music. It was originally a song for guest musicians to be featured on the album, the ones I had in mind were Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger; it had that kind of feel. Ronnie actually introduced his family to me in my dressing room in Hammersmith back in the 80s and I’ve heard he’s a fan! So, I had asked my son Taro to knock on Ronnie’s door, since they both live in Barcelona, and tell Ronnie to bring Mick with him. The Beatles and the Stones were two of the first bands I got into. I had the pleasure to jam with Paul McCartney on an MSG album. Ronnie and Mick would have closed the cycle, but when Ted passed away we had to focus on other things instead. We ended up scrapping the whole guest idea!”...

“Revelation” will be released on a variety of different formats and is ready for pre-order now. It will be available as CD-Digipak, 2LP (different colours) as well as a limited boxset incl. CD-Digipak, 2LP (red+black splatter), puzzle, poster 60x30, photo cards. Get your version here.

01. Rock Steady
02. Under A Blood Red Sky
03. Silent Again
04. Sleeping with the Light On
05. The Beast in the Shadows
06. Behind the Smile
07. Crazy Daze
08. Lead You Astray
09. We are the Voice
10. Headed for the Sun
11. Old Man
12. Still in the Fight
13. Ascension
14. Armed and Ready (live) [Bonus track]
15. Bad Boys (live) [Bonus track]
16. Rock Bottom (live) [Bonus track]

“Based on the fun that we had recording "Resurrection", the success of the album and the surrounding tours we undertook that were just fantastic, I was deeply inspired to make a start on writing new songs for a new Michael Schenker Fest album”, says Michael Schenker, explaining: “It is a step up from "Resurrection" with amazing input from all singers and all musicians - I could not ask for a better result. The songs are blazing, snappy, energetic, melodic and with drummers like Simon Philips and Bodo Shopf we got amazing results. This time we even managed to record three great mid-tempo songs with all singers involved, singing their hearts out”.

Besides the four vocalists Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley and Doogie White, Michael Schenker also reveals a guest singer on one track. “An incredible thing happened; we had this song that was ready to be worked on and Michael Voss suggested Ronnie Romero from Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, who Voss had worked with in the past, to sing on this song as a guest. What came out of it was classic. Amazing vocals with blazing music that absolutely rocks! We are ready to present this unique album to the world and I am very much looking forward to getting this album out there. Our label Nuclear Blast is totally happy with this record and I was especially happy getting a message from Markus Staiger, the founder of Nuclear Blast, saying how much he loves this album”.

Festivals 2019:
05.07. ES   Barcelona - Barcelona Rock Fest
11.07. DE   Balingen - Bang Your Head!!!
12.07. FR   Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Guitare-en-scene